July, 2108 Blood Moon in Aquarius—the “Ground Hog Day” of Eclipses

This full lunar eclipse is powerful. You will have a tough time ignoring the effects brought on by this one. You probably started feeling it months ago and on July 27, the effects reach a peak of impact. This sets up a cascade of cause-and-effect that influences your life for the next six months. Some of these effects will make lasting changes in how you live, your health, mental processes, your personal environment, and more, depending on where the components of the eclipse fall in your personal chart. Aquarians, Leos, Virgos, and Taureans will feel the impact more powerfully than the other signs, but no one will escape some of the effects of this Eclipse.

A lunar eclipse occurs during the full moon. This time the Moon is in Aquarius, therefore, opposite the Sun in Leo. I know, astrologers, “duh…” I added that in case some non-astrologers are reading this.

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I have no time, anymore

To sit and watch the Earth turn,

Sending the Sun to sleep.

I have no time, anymore

To stand at lands end

and have the smiling sea

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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Run Amok

We humans are amazing creatures. We have the most complex and advanced computer system on the planet—our mind. Yet most of the time, we simply ignore it or take it for granted.

Often, because of our complex mind, we find ourselves scattered, confused, rebellious, in doubt, depressed, fuzzy, frustrated, or fearful. At other times, our mind lets us be alert, confident, steady, focused, creative, and clear. However, most of the time we are simply jumping from one state to another, like channel surfing on the TV.

Amazingly, we live with this chaos and think it is normal. Perhaps, this is because we simply don’t know that it’s possible to be different, or we don’t know how to be different. We ignore our chaotic inner world—tune it out—like noise pollution in our cities, office clutter, or a table with one leg shorter than the other. We are familiar with our chaos and accustomed to the way our mind runs our life. We just plod on in the same old ways. Continue reading

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Weekly prediction, 21.8. – 27.8., Great solar eclipse in Leo – Rise and fall of “kings”

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That I Am

Guest Blogger, David Lintner.

David, is an extraordinary man. I LOVE his philosphy of life.


David LIntner

David Lintner

For years, I asked the question, “Who am I?” For years, I got arbitrary, dissatisfying answers. Where do they come from, these answers? They come from a mind that thinks who has meaning, as if who were real.

Who gets caught in the illusion of a name, as if “David” were something attached to me like an arm or a leg. But it isn’t. It’s just a puff of air, or a word in print. “Oh, you look like a David,” someone says. What if the people I thought were my parents had looked at me and said, “Radish?”

I am not David.

David is just an idea people associate with my body when they see me or think of me, if they think of me at all. Say the word and watch me salivate in expectation. It is a signal that directs my attention toward those who speak it or print it on an envelope, a name tag, a roster. It conveys the deception of identity, if I allow it.

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Frayed Edges—Life in the Meat Sack


LIfe and Jello-Salad. Livin’ to the fullest.

If you’ve read any of my earlier blogs, you already know that I am well into geezer-hood and that I’ve lived a pretty full life—still do. When I look back on growing up and navigating the world from the 1950s to now, I have a perspective about living in a world outside of “normal.”

As an agnostic mystic, I experience life as a being of eternal consciousness walking around in a meat sack that requires constant maintenance. We navigate this meat sack through a complicated computer-organ enclosed in an endoskeletal shell. This cluster of jelly gives us parameters to tell the difference between safe and dangerous, right and wrong, or true and false—for each of us. I say “for each of us” because it seems that everyone’s jelly is unique.

The problem is that the computer running our show is both awesome in its power and frustratingly flawed in its lack of logic.

 spock-2“May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.” – Spock, from Star Trek, season 3, episode 7 (“Day of the Dove,” 1968)

I find it illogical that, if we achieve any clear perspective about life and the world we live in, it usually doesn’t come until we reach old age.

“Youth is the most beautiful thing in this world—and what a pity that it has to be wasted on children!” George Bernard Shaw

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Curry Pickles to Die For

Adapted from: All About Pickling – Ortho Books, 1975 These are my all-time favorite pickle. If you like mild curry flavor you will love these. Stage 1 4 pounds small to medium-size cucumber…

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